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NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

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With room for both a cooler and a dry box, the NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame gives you plenty of cargo space for multiday expeditions. Strap it onto your boat and go do that big trip you've always dreamed of!
  • 82" and 88" frame lengths make the Bighorn II an excellent fit on most 14' and longer rafts.
  • Includes four 9' NRS straps and eight strap slides for securing your cooler and dry box to the frame.
  • The heart of the NRS raft frame system, the LoPro™ Fitting allows complete adjustability for all frame parts. Now made in stronger, lighter hot-forged aluminum alloy.
  • NRS Oar Mounts are lighter, sleeker and stronger than ever with hot-forged aluminum alloy construction and a nylon insert to reduce rowing friction.
  • The NRS frame system makes it easy to add accessories like Side Rail Racks, Casting Platforms, Thigh Bars and Anchor Systems for even more convenience, performance and fun.
  • Use at least four NRS Tie-Down Straps to secure the frame to your boat.
  • Components: Side Rails, Seat Bar, four Cross Bars, Foot Bar, Low-Back Drain-Hole Seat, 6" Oar Mounts, four 9' NRS Tie-Down Straps, eight Strap Slides.
  • Coolers and dry boxes sold separately.
Frame Type: Raft Frames
Dimensions: Available Sizes
Weight: 60" x 88"  is 54 lbs.
Material: Modular Anodized Aluminum Frame
Components:
  • 2 - Side Rails
  • 1 - Foot Bar
  • 4 - Cross Bars
  • 1 - Seat Bar
  • 1 - Low-back Drain Hole Seat
  • 1 - Pair of 6" Oar Mounts
  • 4 - NRS 9' Straps with Strap Slides (Suspend the cooler or drybox)
Dimensions (W x L)
60" x 82"
60" x 88"
66" x 82"
66" x 88"
72" x 88"
82" x 88"

Width is measured center to center
of the side rails.

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  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    How much does the frame weigh with the seat?
    Asked on 5/9/2015 by Barry from Fort Collins, CO

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Barry, the 60" x 88" weighs approximately 54 lbs.

      Answered on 5/9/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    I was wondering the disassembled crossbar length on the 66"x82" frame?
    Asked on 5/7/2015 by TriStar from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      We measure cross member lengths as the center-to-center of the side rails they fit on. The end of the LoPro extends out 1.25" past that center. So, the total length of a 66" cross bar is 68.5".

      Answered on 5/7/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    What size Big Horn II would you recommend for 160DD?
    Asked on 3/30/2015 by joni

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Joni, the 66"W x 88"L will be a perfect fit for that boat.

      Answered on 3/30/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    What size is the tubing on this frame
    Asked on 3/17/2015 by Paul from United States

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Paul, all the specs of the frame pipe can be found on our bulk pipe page, Item # 91002.01.

      Answered on 3/18/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It's the standard NRS Tubing. I think it's 1-5/8". Look at the website for
      tubing by the foot to see specifications. My old frame is over 20 years old
      and the old style fittings are worn out, but the tubing is still in great
      shape.

      Answered on 3/17/2015 by Anonymous
  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    Is there an average size for the rowing compartment and or chart to use to figure the right compartment size for height etc for this compartment. Also for recommended distance from seat to oar locks??
    Asked on 3/9/2015 by Richard from Montana

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Richard, if by rowing compartment you mean the relationship between the rower's seat, the oar mounts and the foot bar, here are some guidelines, some places to start. From theoretical physics the ideal location of the boat's pivot point, the oar mounts, should be in the center of the boat's length. Practically, the way weight is distributed, water drag, etc lessens that absolute, but placing the mounts somewhere near the center is good. As a starting point, while seated, hold your arms loosely at your sides, elbows bent at 90 degrees. Locate the oar mounts at the level of your clenched fist, or an inch or two forward. Adjust the foot bar so that you can rotate the oars and take powerful forward and backward strokes without hitting your knees. Bring a ratchet and 1/2" socket. Now, go out and row. Make adjustments as needed to fit your size and rowing style. Have fun!

      Answered on 3/10/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I like the oar locks in the center of the boats length. Move the seat up
      until you can trip the oar comfortably with slightly bent arms and back.
      Then move the footbrace forward to were your knees are just lower than the
      oar.
      Test drive and adjust.

      Answered on 3/9/2015 by Anonymous
  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    What size Bighorn II frame would you recommend for a RMR 2014 14' raft with a width of 7' 1"?
    Asked on 3/5/2015 by D

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Determine frame width by subtracting one tube diameter from the overall width of the boat. Looking on RMR's website, you have 20" tubes, 85" - 20" = 65". So, 66" wide frame. They don't give flat area length on the product page, but I found another chart for a 6' 10" wide 14' boat (must be an older model) that lists an 82" flat area length. If that's true of the 7' 1" model, then you will want the 66" x 82" Bighorn II. Give us a shout, 800.635.5202, if you have questions.

      Answered on 3/5/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    What frame size would you recommend for the Tributary 14.0 in the Big Horn 2 setup.
    Asked on 2/4/2015 by Boatfloat

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      A 60" wide frame works well on the Tributary 14.0 (center-to-center of the side tubes is 62"). You could go up to a 66" wide. However, the side tube flat area length is only 70", so the Big Horn II frame's not practical for the boat. To get two box/cooler bays, you could go with a Compact Outfitter Frame, Item # 92005.02, and get a custom 70" length. If you want a padded seat, get the Flip Seat Mount, # 92019.02. Give us a call to order or discuss further, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 2/5/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    What frame width do you recommend for an Aire 156 R? The Aire 156 R's width is 7 feet 2 inches.
    Asked on 8/24/2014 by Whitewater Hacker

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Width is 86"; subtracting the 22" tube diameter gives you a 64" center-to-center measurement. So, get the 66" wide frame. The boat has a 93" flat area, so the 88" length works well.

      Answered on 8/24/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    When this frame is disassembled for transporting, can the clamps be left attached to side rails and the crossbars unattached from the clamps? The purpose would be to keep all dimensions of coolers and boxes the same without having to set up each time. If so, could the bolt that holds the clamp to the crossbar be replaced by a pin?
    Asked on 6/8/2014 by Randy from Nampa, id

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Randy, if you want to put the frame back together quickly, take a magic marker and trace around both sides of each LoPro. Then, just loosen the U-bolts and slide them off the side rails, Slide them back on, tighten the nuts and you're good to go.

      Answered on 6/8/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Bighorn II Raft Frame

    Q:

    I have a 14 foot Saturn raft. What width and length Bighorn 2 would fit best in my boat?
    Asked on 5/5/2014 by Jimmy from Troutdale OR

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jimmy, if you have the 14' Saturn whitewater raft, you'll want the 60" wide frame. Their website lists the flat area length as 78". We can shorten the side rails to that length. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, to place that custom order.

      Answered on 5/6/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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